Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Vista Serena is the first hostel in Manuel Antonio designed for young people. We are recommended by the Lonely Planet guide and the Hostelling International. Set on a mountain, surrounded by jungle, with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean, the hostel is the perfect place to experience the peace of paradise and the thrill of local attractions.

Our hostel is specially designed for foreign visitors. You get the rainforest and Costa Rica's most beautiful beach, and still have all of the comforts of home.

We run a small, secluded hostel, and offer personalized services to our guests. Our goal is to cater to the individual - with a little Costa Rican touch! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2019
    Really wonderful place, peaceful and clean with a great staff. Thank you specifically to Juan Carlos, a wonderful young man. Guests and staff having breakfasts and conversations together, peaceful rooms with blessed air conditioning. Quick walk to the bus station, grocery and a couple great restaurants. If you want to party 24/7 go to Selina, but if you are traveling with family, or just enjoy a more low-key environment, you can’t beat Hostel Vista Serana!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Aug 2019
    It’s really great, good view and clean with loads of communal areas. Nothing more to say!
    Wales, Couple, 41+
  • 9.7


    18 Dec 2019
    Great Hostel. Great Location. Amazing view. Super kind staff.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    03 Oct 2019
    Stay here. The view from the common area, the helpful staff, good location. Such a peaceful stay.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    14 Dec 2019
    Sunset view is unmatched. Pictures do not do it justice. It is a little bit further out from main points in M.A since it is one of the first hostels when you get up the road. You can still walk to most places and bus stop is 4min walk away. Would stay again. The vibes are really good.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    07 Dec 2019
    The most stunning views where you get to see birds fly past every few minutes. Incredible sunsets and a really relaxed vibe. The on-site cafe for breakfast is cheap and tasty too. Would definitely stay here again
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Jan 2020
    The view from the hostel is great, and they serve breakfast and lunch for really cheap and it’s good food too. I appreciated my stay BUT I was moved into a private room at the end of my trip and it was crawling with cock roaches, lizards, and bugs that I cannot identify but they are very large. This was only in the private room, the dorm was absolutely no problem. I do recognize that this hostel is essentially in the jungle and they cannot help their foreign visitors!!! Overall I recommend
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    30 Dec 2019
    This hostel was just ok, nothing special to be added compared to many others around. The beds we clean but rooms had cobwebs in all corners and shared bathrooms weren’t the cleanest. The private rooms didn’t have AC which made it difficult to sleep. For the price, I wouldn’t stay here again. You can get the view many other places.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.0


    16 Jan 2020
    Be careful before booking!! Only some rooms have AC. Ours didn’t and this made it difficult to sleep at night. The bathroom and shower was clean-ish. The security is minimal to none. Location is far from a lot of things. We didn’t have a car and ended up walking at least 20-30 minutes to get places. We did meet some very cool people, but I wouldn’t stay here again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    04 Oct 2019
    There were ants everywhere and the staff were less than helpful in telling you what you can do in the area. The location is good for the sunset but that's about it as it's on top of a hill in between 2 towns.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi